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  1. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    I find it sad that schools are no longer teaching cursive. Anyone recall a Kodak camera? With film? When was the last time you saw an honest to god typewriter? In 10 years many of the things we grew up with will be in museums. If they will still exist that is..
     
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  2. August

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    I prefer full ones myself.
     
  3. wwkirk

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    I admit, I only use cursive to sign my name. But if you don't learn cursive, how no you write a signature?
     
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  4. JahaRa

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    I have a typewriter in a box in my store room. It was my brothers. I don't know what he was using it for before he died but it still had the receipt taped to the box and he had maybe used it once. He was a computer engineer and also had computers and computer parts all over his apartment.
     
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  5. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Went to the local Barnes & Noble yesterday. Visiting a friend in the hospital and thought I'd bring him a few magazines. Actual glossy page magazines. Three of them cost $25. Jeez, been a while. Like buying greeting cards - ugh. Hot Rod, Guns & Ammo and some military combat aircraft thing. They are literally just conveyances for advertising. But, he seemed sufficiently amused so I guess that was the whole point.

    Granted it's a week day but it was sad, very sad. That place looked like a dump that's going to close. I may have been the only customer in there .

    I buy all buy books through Amazon anymore, lately a lot through Kindle. Thought I'd miss in-store browsing but not so much. Even back when I preferred Borders because whoever did the selection for science fiction had some taste rather than just filling shelves.
     
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  6. pigfarmer

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    When I get out of bed I literally have to step over a pretty good sized pile of .45ACP and .30-06 stacked up in boxes. Just wound up there, house has been in turmoil with stuff being moved all over. I'd have to really go look but there are probably dozens of magazines and enbloc clips downstairs. There's a hobby that piles up.
     
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  7. August

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    I got a 30-30 Win , .22 mag and a .22. My grandfather taught me how to shoot and go hunting.
     
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  8. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Very cool - I guess Tasmania doesn't have the onerous gun laws some of your neighbors have.

    Family heirloom - my great grandfather's old .22 from the family farm in Wisconsin. Circa 1915 I think. I had it fixed, needed a gunsmith with real skills to do a tricky weld. Funny thing is that old and treasured heirloom was a real p.o.s to begin with! It's a Stevens Visible Loader Model 70. Universally called a Miserable Loader :)

    If I actually need a .22 rifle I just grab the unexciting Marlin Model 60 leaning next it - it works just fine.

    This is a stock pic of a Miserable (bastard) Loader, easier than going down and digging it out.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. August

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    We never had any gun laws at all until 1999 I think. Handguns have always been registered but not rifles ect. That's a very nice old rifle. Thanks for telling me about it , never heard of one of them before.
     
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  10. wwkirk

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    I'm not an audiophile, but in terms of durability, convenience, and freedom from errors
    mp3s > CDs > cassettes > vinyl albums

    But there is at least one area in which the vinyl record is champion, and that is Graphic Art. The LP Album Cover was an excellent medium for all manner of artwork. The relatively large size makes all the difference. By contrast, the same picture on a CD case is far less attractive. There have been many excellent album covers throughout LP history.

    Remember this masterpiece?

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    Here's a couple of collections of quality album covers.
    The 25 Most Iconic Album Covers Of All Time
    The 50 Greatest Album Covers of All Time
     
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  11. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    It's the small things:
    I see my 9 year old and 13 year old burried in their phones a lot. But then at Christmas we brought them a santa fe flyer. A train set I had when I was a boy. My 13 year old uses money he earns delivering newspapers (yep still a thing) to buy more track and buildings. It's a big layout now thanks to his efforts. And they think it's "cool and neat.."
     
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